A Blues Jazz Song Sung Old School Style
Ain’t It a Shame
Ain’t it a shame you don’t know how to play loves game
Ain’t it a shame your heart is black and blue
Over someone who doesn’t even love you
Over someone who’d rather see you cry than smile
Over someone who’ll never love you like I do….like I do….
Ain’t it a shame I didn’t come along sooner in life
And get to love you first in life
Then it would be a different game
But it’s all crashing down around you now
And you know you know you know I can’t wait around
I know you won’t stay
We’ll just go on our ways
With one final look behind to say …. ain’t it a shame.
I started writing this song in 2015, shelved it, forgot about it, and then worked on it more in 2018 after legendary Aretha Franklin passed in August 2018.